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by sawdust1
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Height issues
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Height issues

I use Sheetcam and LinuxCNC No floating head or touchoff. I had managed to set my zero at the top of the material and that was causing me grief. I got it changed to the bottom of material/top of spoilboard but it would not stay there until I accidentley unplugged the computer. The computer remembere...
by sawdust1
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: can you mix powders?
Replies: 1
Views: 46

can you mix powders?

Can you mix powders yourself for a custom colour? I wish to make a salmon colour, thought I would try red and white mixed up. Is this even possible?

David
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Where no finger should go.

Cleaned it, gave me some Flamazine and told me to wash it in saline and put the cream on it twice a day for a week. Surprisingly I did very little damage to it! Looked way worse than it is. I was cutting at 25 amps.
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: Import DXF to Inkscape on Mac problem
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: Import DXF to Inkscape on Mac problem

Can you post the file? I do all my drawings on my Mac, i use Qcad. I do have Inkscape though and will give it a shot.
David
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 402

Re: Fishing in my water table SUCKS. Thoughts?

I put stick on oilpan heaters on my vehicles in addition to the block heater. They come in different sizes, shapes and current draw. They stick tight and do not come off. Add a 110 thermostat probe and that might work.
I put on the gauntlets that I use for my acid bath and pick with those.
david
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Corel Draw Graphics Suite
Topic: student version
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: student version

This may be completely irrelevant. I found that with the program I use I must "select all" or nothing happens when I try to export. Took me a long while to figure that one out!
by sawdust1
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Where no finger should go.

Today, I am a lefty!
by sawdust1
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Where no finger should go.
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Where no finger should go.

Sticking my fingers where they do not belong. Short version of a long story. I was holding my torch when I triggered it with the other hand. Oddly enough no pain. I knew instantly because of the flash and let it go. Initially the hole was 1/8 inch deep, no blood, it was cauterized. Swelling had alre...
by sawdust1
Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?

@AdrianH I had no idea when I started! Mine holds about 240 L. Smoke and dust are remarkably reduced by the water. I still wear a mask if I am doing any amount of cutting, I get a little bit of spray up against one of my side rails but only if I am cutting close. I found that the metal laying on the...
by sawdust1
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: How shallow could a water table be and how far from the metal?

My table by accident rather than intent is 5 inches deep. I used 2 x 6 aluminum tubing for the sides. Going down 1/2 inch from the edge you get to the top of my sacrificial supports. These supports are rings made from 1.5 inch steel strapping bent into hoops and spotted with my mig. The rings can be...
by sawdust1
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help doing an offset. PLEASE!!
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Need help doing an offset. PLEASE!!

I offset to the inside by using a negative number.
David
by sawdust1
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Router attachment
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Router attachment

Friend just finished his table that has a router on it. Works excellent! He is running over a table full of holes that are hooked to a vacuum. The shop vac supplies enough to function as a hold down. I will take pictures on my next day off. He spent some time finding the correct fluting bits and spi...
by sawdust1
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Height issues
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Height issues

Got this solved... with an accident. I use linux cnc, there is a setting you select top of work piece, top of table or top of spoilboard. Even though I kept selecting top of table therefore bottom of metal it kept reverting and then would cut too high. I accidentley turned the computer off and it sa...
by sawdust1
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Height issues
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Height issues

I know I am missing something in my settings, my torch always cut too high. Occasionally not able to pierce. I have a Miller 375 Cutmate that I run at about 27 amps. I am using Sheetcam 6.0.15 Under options / job options i have thickness of material 1.5mm rapid clearance 5mm Height of material above...
by sawdust1
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: RCMP CREST
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: RCMP CREST

@peechy

Search for rcmp crest.dxf

IT has been posted here, very intricate!

David
by sawdust1
Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Rcmp crest
Replies: 5
Views: 670

Re: Rcmp crest

@oldfolks1

Hi Dan, thank you for uploading that one. Way beyond me though! Very delicate lines.

David
by sawdust1
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: File Conversion Help Wanted
Topic: RCMP CREST
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: RCMP CREST

@peechy

That is a pretty complicated emblem! The mounted horse with the flag standard might work.
I would love to see what you come up with. I too have a retired friend that would likely appreciate one.

EMS Caduceus is so much easier! (my job)

David
by sawdust1
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Red neck shop air filter.
Replies: 7
Views: 810

Re: Red neck shop air filter.

Do you think that the fiberglass could be lightly sprayed with oil the way a K & N filter is? I have thought of this for my furnace filter but never got around to trying it.
david
by sawdust1
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: Wall hanging plasma parts?
Replies: 15
Views: 734

Re: Wall hanging plasma parts?

I weld 2" of rod on the back at the point where it will hang nicely. I use this stub to hold and manoeuvre the piece while coating it. I can then stand the stub in a tube welded onto a plate and the thing goes into the oven to cook. After it comes out and cools I cut the stub short, 1/2 inch. I...
by sawdust1
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Plasma Cutting Accessories & Related Tools Forum
Topic: Laser crosshair
Replies: 4
Views: 539

Re: Laser crosshair

How are you going to deal with the smoke and spatter of piercing?

David
by sawdust1
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cad and dxf
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Cad and dxf

@othill I use QCad Pro. I may not be a good person to comment as it is the only program I have ever used. Friend of mine also uses it and he can make it do some incredible things. I think all cad programs have a steep learning curve. I do like the program. Dawson is a beautiful part of the country, ...
by sawdust1
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Paint & Other Top Coats
Topic: Metal coloring. Alcohol inks. need help
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: Metal coloring. Alcohol inks. need help

I will ask my wife, she used her card-making alcohol inks on a couple of mothers day projects I made. They looked very vibrant, she was not sure how long term durable they were.

david
by sawdust1
Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Bad Bug All 6
Replies: 11
Views: 988

Re: Bad Bug All 6

I was thinking garden pests!
Lady in town here owns the VW campervan was used in a movie.
by sawdust1
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: low pressure air dryer
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: low pressure air dryer

@see&see
Ok that makes sense. The moisture as a vapour is concentrated as well. That higher concentration makes it easier to extract and when the air re-expands at the nozzle it is really dry.

thank you!
by sawdust1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: low pressure air dryer
Replies: 2
Views: 187

low pressure air dryer

Is there a reason that all the air dryers seem to be on the high pressure side of the compressor?
My thought is that on the low pressure side there would be more time for the air to contact the dessicant.

David

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